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1000 days in captivity

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Gerald Gonzales (seated in front, with cap) poses with other crew members of Iceberg I. COURTESY OF mphrp.org and susanople.com

This is the story of 31-year old seafarer Gerald Gonzales from Iloilo City. He holds the record for being the longest held Filipino hostage in Somalia. Gerald boarded MV Iceberg 1, a cargo ship, way back in 2009 for a 9-month stint as an oiler (all-around shipmate) with a salary of $350. His contract was to expire on April 12, 2010. But Gerald’s ship was hijacked by Somali pirates on March 29, 2010.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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